Located within the Department of Public Safety, the Emergency Management Program leads the coordination of campus, local, state, federal, and other community resources to provide comprehensive emergency management operations to the Providence College community. Emergency Management oversees the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities that protect life, property, and the environment from all man-made and natural threats and disasters that impact the campus community and its neighbors.
Reporting an Emergency
The College’s Department of Public Safety is open and operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Blue Light phones and security cameras are located strategically across campus. This equipment is monitored 24 hours a day by security staff.
If you discover an emergency on campus, you can report it in several ways:
- Dial 2222 from a campus phone or 401-865-2222 from a cell phone to report the emergency to the Department of Public Safety.
- If phones are out of service, send a runner to the Department of Public Safety, which is located at the Huxley Avenue gate.
- You also can report an emergency by pressing the emergency button on any Blue Light phone.
- Provide your name, and describe the emergency and its location.
In Case of a Bomb Threat
If a bomb threat is called into your office, you will need to act quickly, but remain calm and try to obtain as much information as possible from the caller. Keep the caller on the line for as long as possible. DO NOT HANG UP, even if the caller does. Contact the Department of Public Safety immediately (401.865.2222) with information gathered from this checklist from the Department of Homeland Security.
- Use the checklist to gather as much information as possible. Write down as much detail as you can remember. Try to get exact words.